Gilbane Building Company Announces Addition of Robert Labanara to Connecticut Office

Glastonbury, CT – November 8, 2017 – Gilbane Building Company is pleased to announce the addition of Robert (Bob) Labanara as Business Development Manager based in its Glastonbury, Connecticut office.

Bob joins Gilbane with extensive experience in government relations while working for the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities for nearly fifteen years.  Most recently having worked for a Connecticut developer, Bob will bring his statewide reputation for being highly-skilled in business development, marketing and relationship management to Gilbane.

As a former Director of Public Policy, Bob represented the interests of Connecticut towns and cities before the General Assembly and Executive Branch State agencies.  His background includes working directly with Mayors, First Selectmen and Town Managers on in-depth policy development and analysis related to issues such as Land Use, Transportation, Labor and Municipal Finance.   “Gilbane is an industry leader.  Being able to join their team is a remarkable opportunity,” noted Bob. “I am eager to learn from the expertise of my colleagues and contribute to the growth of the company,” added Bob.

Bob earned a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Connecticut and a Bachelor of Arts from Marist College.

“Bob’s expertise in developing business opportunities, along with his local Connecticut relationships are tremendous assets for our firm,” said Jodi Brennan, Vice President of Business Development in Gilbane’s Glastonbury, Connecticut business unit.  “Bob’s focus on developing strategies to build new business opportunities and cultivate relationships will support our strategic business plan for the remainder of 2017 and beyond.”

About Gilbane Building Company

Gilbane provides a full slate of construction and facilities-related services – from pre-construction planning and integrated consulting capabilities to comprehensive construction management, close-out and facility management services – for clients across various markets. Founded in 1873 and still a privately held, family-owned company, Gilbane has 48 office locations around the world. For more information, visit

A builder in Connecticut since 1944, Gilbane has grown to become one of the largest providers of construction management services in Connecticut.  Gilbane opened an office in Glastonbury in 1984 and has remained a leader in the delivery of comprehensive pre-construction services, construction services and construction administration.  In 2014 Gilbane was named Contractor of the Year by Engineering News Record (ENR) for the Tri-State Area (NY, NJ, CT) and the #3 Top Construction Firm in the State of Connecticut in 2013 according to Book of Lists CT. Gilbane is ranked one of the top three best construction firms in the State of CT by the Connecticut Subcontractors Association.